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Can you file 1040ez online Income taxes (federal, state, local, and foreign). Can you file 1040ez online General sales taxes (state and local). Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes (state, local, and foreign). Can you file 1040ez online Personal property taxes (state and local). Can you file 1040ez online Taxes and fees you cannot deduct. Can you file 1040ez online Use Table 22-1 as a guide to determine which taxes you can deduct. Can you file 1040ez online The end of the chapter contains a section that explains which forms you use to deduct different types of taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Business taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   You can deduct certain taxes only if they are ordinary and necessary expenses of your trade or business or of producing income. Can you file 1040ez online For information on these taxes, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. Can you file 1040ez online State or local taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   These are taxes imposed by the 50 states, U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online possessions, or any of their political subdivisions (such as a county or city), or by the District of Columbia. Can you file 1040ez online Indian tribal government. Can you file 1040ez online   An Indian tribal government recognized by the Secretary of the Treasury as performing substantial government functions will be treated as a state for purposes of claiming a deduction for taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Income taxes, real estate taxes, and personal property taxes imposed by that Indian tribal government (or by any of its subdivisions that are treated as political subdivisions of a state) are deductible. Can you file 1040ez online General sales taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   These are taxes imposed at one rate on retail sales of a broad range of classes of items. Can you file 1040ez online Foreign taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   These are taxes imposed by a foreign country or any of its political subdivisions. Can you file 1040ez online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 530 Tax Information for Homeowners Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss 1116 Foreign Tax Credit Tests To Deduct Any Tax The following two tests must be met for you to deduct any tax. Can you file 1040ez online The tax must be imposed on you. Can you file 1040ez online You must pay the tax during your tax year. Can you file 1040ez online The tax must be imposed on you. Can you file 1040ez online   In general, you can deduct only taxes imposed on you. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, you can deduct property taxes only if you are an owner of the property. Can you file 1040ez online If your spouse owns the property and pays the real estate taxes, the taxes are deductible on your spouse's separate return or on your joint return. Can you file 1040ez online You must pay the tax during your tax year. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are a cash basis taxpayer, you can deduct only those taxes you actually paid during your tax year. Can you file 1040ez online If you pay your taxes by check, the day you mail or deliver the check is the date of payment, provided the check is honored by the financial institution. Can you file 1040ez online If you use a pay-by-phone account (such as a credit card or electronic funds withdrawal), the date reported on the statement of the financial institution showing when payment was made is the date of payment. 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Can you file 1040ez online   You can deduct estimated tax payments you made during the year to a state or local government. Can you file 1040ez online However, you must have a reasonable basis for making the estimated tax payments. Can you file 1040ez online Any estimated state or local tax payments that are not made in good faith at the time of payment are not deductible. Can you file 1040ez online For example, you made an estimated state income tax payment. Can you file 1040ez online However, the estimate of your state tax liability shows that you will get a refund of the full amount of your estimated payment. Can you file 1040ez online You had no reasonable basis to believe you had any additional liability for state income taxes and you cannot deduct the estimated tax payment. Can you file 1040ez online Refund applied to taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   You can deduct any part of a refund of prior-year state or local income taxes that you chose to have credited to your 2013 estimated state or local income taxes. Can you file 1040ez online    Do not reduce your deduction by either of the following items. Can you file 1040ez online Any state or local income tax refund (or credit) you expect to receive for 2013. Can you file 1040ez online Any refund of (or credit for) prior-year state and local income taxes you actually received in 2013. Can you file 1040ez online   However, part or all of this refund (or credit) may be taxable. Can you file 1040ez online See Refund (or credit) of state or local income taxes , later. Can you file 1040ez online Separate federal returns. Can you file 1040ez online   If you and your spouse file separate state, local, and federal income tax returns, you each can deduct on your federal return only the amount of your own state and local income tax that you paid during the tax year. Can you file 1040ez online Joint state and local returns. Can you file 1040ez online   If you and your spouse file joint state and local returns and separate federal returns, each of you can deduct on your separate federal return a part of the total state and local income taxes paid during the tax year. Can you file 1040ez online You can deduct only the amount of the total taxes that is proportionate to your gross income compared to the combined gross income of you and your spouse. Can you file 1040ez online However, you cannot deduct more than the amount you actually paid during the year. 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Can you file 1040ez online Mandatory payments made to the following state benefit funds are deductible as state income taxes on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5. Can you file 1040ez online Alaska Unemployment Compensation Fund. Can you file 1040ez online California Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Can you file 1040ez online New Jersey Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Can you file 1040ez online New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Fund. Can you file 1040ez online New York Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Can you file 1040ez online Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Fund. Can you file 1040ez online Rhode Island Temporary Disability Benefit Fund. Can you file 1040ez online Washington State Supplemental Workmen's Compensation Fund. Can you file 1040ez online    Employee contributions to private or voluntary disability plans are not deductible. Can you file 1040ez online Refund (or credit) of state or local income taxes. 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Can you file 1040ez online Real Estate Taxes Deductible real estate taxes are any state, local, or foreign taxes on real property levied for the general public welfare. Can you file 1040ez online You can deduct these taxes only if they are based on the assessed value of the real property and charged uniformly against all property under the jurisdiction of the taxing authority. Can you file 1040ez online Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that increase the value of the property. Can you file 1040ez online They also do not include itemized charges for services (such as trash collection) assessed against specific property or certain people, even if the charge is paid to the taxing authority. Can you file 1040ez online For more information about taxes and charges that are not deductible, see Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct , later. Can you file 1040ez online Tenant-shareholders in a cooperative housing corporation. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, if you are a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation, you can deduct the amount paid to the corporation that represents your share of the real estate taxes the corporation paid or incurred for your dwelling unit. Can you file 1040ez online The corporation should provide you with a statement showing your share of the taxes. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see Special Rules for Cooperatives in Publication 530. Can you file 1040ez online Division of real estate taxes between buyers and sellers. Can you file 1040ez online   If you bought or sold real estate during the year, the real estate taxes must be divided between the buyer and the seller. Can you file 1040ez online   The buyer and the seller must divide the real estate taxes according to the number of days in the real property tax year (the period to which the tax is imposed relates) that each owned the property. Can you file 1040ez online The seller is treated as paying the taxes up to, but not including, the date of sale. Can you file 1040ez online The buyer is treated as paying the taxes beginning with the date of sale. Can you file 1040ez online This applies regardless of the lien dates under local law. Can you file 1040ez online Generally, this information is included on the settlement statement provided at the closing. Can you file 1040ez online    If you (the seller) cannot deduct taxes until they are paid because you use the cash method of accounting, and the buyer of your property is personally liable for the tax, you are considered to have paid your part of the tax at the time of the sale. Can you file 1040ez online This lets you deduct the part of the tax to the date of sale even though you did not actually pay it. Can you file 1040ez online However, you must also include the amount of that tax in the selling price of the property. Can you file 1040ez online The buyer must include the same amount in his or her cost of the property. Can you file 1040ez online   You figure your deduction for taxes on each property bought or sold during the real property tax year as follows. Can you file 1040ez online Worksheet 22-1. Can you file 1040ez online Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction 1. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year   2. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property   3. Can you file 1040ez online Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Can you file 1040ez online 4. Can you file 1040ez online Multiply line 1 by line 3. Can you file 1040ez online This is your deduction. Can you file 1040ez online Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6   Note. Can you file 1040ez online Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each property you bought or sold during the real property tax year. Can you file 1040ez online Your total deduction is the sum of the line 4 amounts for all of the properties. Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes for prior years. Can you file 1040ez online   Do not divide delinquent taxes between the buyer and seller if the taxes are for any real property tax year before the one in which the property is sold. Can you file 1040ez online Even if the buyer agrees to pay the delinquent taxes, the buyer cannot deduct them. Can you file 1040ez online The buyer must add them to the cost of the property. Can you file 1040ez online The seller can deduct these taxes paid by the buyer. Can you file 1040ez online However, the seller must include them in the selling price. 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Can you file 1040ez online Dennis and Beth owned their old home during the real property tax year for 126 days (January 1 to May 6, the day before the sale). Can you file 1040ez online They figure their deduction for taxes on their old home as follows. Can you file 1040ez online Worksheet 22-1. Can you file 1040ez online Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on Old Home 1. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $620 2. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 126 3. Can you file 1040ez online Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Can you file 1040ez online 3452 4. Can you file 1040ez online Multiply line 1 by line 3. Can you file 1040ez online This is your deduction. Can you file 1040ez online Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $214 Since the buyers of their old home paid all of the taxes, Dennis and Beth also include the $214 in the selling price of the old home. Can you file 1040ez online (The buyers add the $214 to their cost of the home. Can you file 1040ez online ) Dennis and Beth owned their new home during the real property tax year for 243 days (May 3 to December 31, including their date of purchase). Can you file 1040ez online They figure their deduction for taxes on their new home as follows. Can you file 1040ez online Worksheet 22-1. Can you file 1040ez online Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on New Home 1. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $732 2. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 243 3. Can you file 1040ez online Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Can you file 1040ez online 6658 4. Can you file 1040ez online Multiply line 1 by line 3. Can you file 1040ez online This is your deduction. Can you file 1040ez online Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $487 Since Dennis and Beth paid all of the taxes on the new home, they add $245 ($732 paid less $487 deduction) to their cost of the new home. Can you file 1040ez online (The sellers add this $245 to their selling price and deduct the $245 as a real estate tax. Can you file 1040ez online ) Dennis and Beth's real estate tax deduction for their old and new homes is the sum of $214 and $487, or $701. Can you file 1040ez online They will enter this amount on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6. Can you file 1040ez online Example 2. Can you file 1040ez online George and Helen Brown bought a new home on May 3, 2013. Can you file 1040ez online Their real property tax year for the new home is the calendar year. Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes for 2012 were assessed in their state on January 1, 2013. Can you file 1040ez online The taxes became due on May 31, 2013, and October 31, 2013. Can you file 1040ez online The Browns agreed to pay all taxes due after the date of purchase. Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes for 2012 were $680. Can you file 1040ez online They paid $340 on May 31, 2013, and $340 on October 31, 2013. Can you file 1040ez online These taxes were for the 2012 real property tax year. Can you file 1040ez online The Browns cannot deduct them since they did not own the property until 2013. Can you file 1040ez online Instead, they must add $680 to the cost of their new home. Can you file 1040ez online In January 2014, the Browns receive their 2013 property tax statement for $752, which they will pay in 2014. Can you file 1040ez online The Browns owned their new home during the 2013 real property tax year for 243 days (May 3 to December 31). Can you file 1040ez online They will figure their 2014 deduction for taxes as follows. Can you file 1040ez online Worksheet 22-1. Can you file 1040ez online Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on New Home 1. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $752 2. Can you file 1040ez online Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 243 3. Can you file 1040ez online Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Can you file 1040ez online 6658 4. Can you file 1040ez online Multiply line 1 by line 3. Can you file 1040ez online This is your deduction. Can you file 1040ez online Claim it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $501 The remaining $251 ($752 paid less $501 deduction) of taxes paid in 2014, along with the $680 paid in 2013, is added to the cost of their new home. Can you file 1040ez online Because the taxes up to the date of sale are considered paid by the seller on the date of sale, the seller is entitled to a 2013 tax deduction of $931. Can you file 1040ez online This is the sum of the $680 for 2012 and the $251 for the 122 days the seller owned the home in 2013. Can you file 1040ez online The seller must also include the $931 in the selling price when he or she figures the gain or loss on the sale. Can you file 1040ez online The seller should contact the Browns in January 2014 to find out how much real estate tax is due for 2013. Can you file 1040ez online Form 1099-S. Can you file 1040ez online   For certain sales or exchanges of real estate, the person responsible for closing the sale (generally the settlement agent) prepares Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions, to report certain information to the IRS and to the seller of the property. Can you file 1040ez online Box 2 of Form 1099-S is for the gross proceeds from the sale and should include the portion of the seller's real estate tax liability that the buyer will pay after the date of sale. Can you file 1040ez online The buyer includes these taxes in the cost basis of the property, and the seller both deducts this amount as a tax paid and includes it in the sales price of the property. Can you file 1040ez online   For a real estate transaction that involves a home, any real estate tax the seller paid in advance but that is the liability of the buyer appears on Form 1099-S, box 5. Can you file 1040ez online The buyer deducts this amount as a real estate tax, and the seller reduces his or her real estate tax deduction (or includes it in income) by the same amount. Can you file 1040ez online See Refund (or rebate) , later. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes placed in escrow. Can you file 1040ez online   If your monthly mortgage payment includes an amount placed in escrow (put in the care of a third party) for real estate taxes, you may not be able to deduct the total amount placed in escrow. Can you file 1040ez online You can deduct only the real estate tax that the third party actually paid to the taxing authority. Can you file 1040ez online If the third party does not notify you of the amount of real estate tax that was paid for you, contact the third party or the taxing authority to find the proper amount to show on your return. Can you file 1040ez online Tenants by the entirety. Can you file 1040ez online   If you and your spouse held property as tenants by the entirety and you file separate federal returns, each of you can deduct only the taxes each of you paid on the property. Can you file 1040ez online Divorced individuals. Can you file 1040ez online   If your divorce or separation agreement states that you must pay the real estate taxes for a home owned by you and your spouse, part of your payments may be deductible as alimony and part as real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online See Taxes and insurance in chapter 18 for more information. Can you file 1040ez online Ministers' and military housing allowances. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are a minister or a member of the uniformed services and receive a housing allowance that you can exclude from income, you still can deduct all of the real estate taxes you pay on your home. Can you file 1040ez online Refund (or rebate). Can you file 1040ez online   If you received a refund or rebate in 2013 of real estate taxes you paid in 2013, you must reduce your deduction by the amount refunded to you. 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Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes that are treated as imposed on someone else (see Division of real estate taxes between buyers and sellers ). Can you file 1040ez online   Foreign real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes for local benefits (with exceptions). Can you file 1040ez online See Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct . Can you file 1040ez online   Tenant's share of real estate taxes paid by  cooperative housing corporation. Can you file 1040ez online Trash and garbage pickup fees (with exceptions). Can you file 1040ez online See Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct . Can you file 1040ez online     Rent increase due to higher real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online     Homeowners' association charges. Can you file 1040ez online Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct Payments for the following items generally are not deductible as real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes for local benefits. Can you file 1040ez online Itemized charges for services (such as trash and garbage pickup fees). Can you file 1040ez online Transfer taxes (or stamp taxes). Can you file 1040ez online Rent increases due to higher real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Homeowners' association charges. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes for local benefits. Can you file 1040ez online   Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements tending to increase the value of your property. Can you file 1040ez online These include assessments for streets, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, public parking facilities, and similar improvements. Can you file 1040ez online You should increase the basis of your property by the amount of the assessment. Can you file 1040ez online   Local benefit taxes are deductible only if they are for maintenance, repair, or interest charges related to those benefits. Can you file 1040ez online If only a part of the taxes is for maintenance, repair, or interest, you must be able to show the amount of that part to claim the deduction. Can you file 1040ez online If you cannot determine what part of the tax is for maintenance, repair, or interest, none of it is deductible. Can you file 1040ez online    Taxes for local benefits may be included in your real estate tax bill. Can you file 1040ez online If your taxing authority (or mortgage lender) does not furnish you a copy of your real estate tax bill, ask for it. Can you file 1040ez online You should use the rules above to determine if the local benefit tax is deductible. Can you file 1040ez online Contact the taxing authority if you need additional information about a specific charge on your real estate tax bill. Can you file 1040ez online Itemized charges for services. Can you file 1040ez online    An itemized charge for services assessed against specific property or certain people is not a tax, even if the charge is paid to the taxing authority. Can you file 1040ez online For example, you cannot deduct the charge as a real estate tax if it is: A unit fee for the delivery of a service (such as a $5 fee charged for every 1,000 gallons of water you use), A periodic charge for a residential service (such as a $20 per month or $240 annual fee charged to each homeowner for trash collection), or A flat fee charged for a single service provided by your government (such as a $30 charge for mowing your lawn because it was allowed to grow higher than permitted under your local ordinance). Can you file 1040ez online    You must look at your real estate tax bill to determine if any nondeductible itemized charges, such as those listed above, are included in the bill. Can you file 1040ez online If your taxing authority (or mortgage lender) does not furnish you a copy of your real estate tax bill, ask for it. Can you file 1040ez online Exception. Can you file 1040ez online   Service charges used to maintain or improve services (such as trash collection or police and fire protection) are deductible as real estate taxes if: The fees or charges are imposed at a like rate against all property in the taxing jurisdiction, The funds collected are not earmarked; instead, they are commingled with general revenue funds, and Funds used to maintain or improve services are not limited to or determined by the amount of these fees or charges collected. Can you file 1040ez online Transfer taxes (or stamp taxes). Can you file 1040ez online   Transfer taxes and similar taxes and charges on the sale of a personal home are not deductible. Can you file 1040ez online If they are paid by the seller, they are expenses of the sale and reduce the amount realized on the sale. Can you file 1040ez online If paid by the buyer, they are included in the cost basis of the property. Can you file 1040ez online Rent increase due to higher real estate taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   If your landlord increases your rent in the form of a tax surcharge because of increased real estate taxes, you cannot deduct the increase as taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Homeowners' association charges. Can you file 1040ez online   These charges are not deductible because they are imposed by the homeowners' association, rather than the state or local government. Can you file 1040ez online Personal Property Taxes Personal property tax is deductible if it is a state or local tax that is: Charged on personal property, Based only on the value of the personal property, and Charged on a yearly basis, even if it is collected more or less than once a year. Can you file 1040ez online A tax that meets the above requirements can be considered charged on personal property even if it is for the exercise of a privilege. Can you file 1040ez online For example, a yearly tax based on value qualifies as a personal property tax even if it is called a registration fee and is for the privilege of registering motor vehicles or using them on the highways. Can you file 1040ez online If the tax is partly based on value and partly based on other criteria, it may qualify in part. Can you file 1040ez online Example. Can you file 1040ez online Your state charges a yearly motor vehicle registration tax of 1% of value plus 50 cents per hundredweight. Can you file 1040ez online You paid $32 based on the value ($1,500) and weight (3,400 lbs. Can you file 1040ez online ) of your car. Can you file 1040ez online You can deduct $15 (1% × $1,500) as a personal property tax because it is based on the value. Can you file 1040ez online The remaining $17 ($. Can you file 1040ez online 50 × 34), based on the weight, is not deductible. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct Many federal, state, and local government taxes are not deductible because they do not fall within the categories discussed earlier. Can you file 1040ez online Other taxes and fees, such as federal income taxes, are not deductible because the tax law specifically prohibits a deduction for them. Can you file 1040ez online See Table 22-1. Can you file 1040ez online Taxes and fees that are generally not deductible include the following items. Can you file 1040ez online Employment taxes. Can you file 1040ez online This includes social security, Medicare, and railroad retirement taxes withheld from your pay. Can you file 1040ez online However, one-half of self-employment tax you pay is deductible. Can you file 1040ez online In addition, the social security and other employment taxes you pay on the wages of a household worker may be included in medical expenses that you can deduct or child care expenses that allow you to claim the child and dependent care credit. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see chapters 21 and 32. Can you file 1040ez online Estate, inheritance, legacy, or succession taxes. Can you file 1040ez online However, you can deduct the estate tax attributable to income in respect of a decedent if you, as a beneficiary, must include that income in your gross income. Can you file 1040ez online In that case, deduct the estate tax as a miscellaneous deduction that is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Can you file 1040ez online Federal income taxes. Can you file 1040ez online This includes income taxes withheld from your pay. Can you file 1040ez online Fines and penalties. Can you file 1040ez online You cannot deduct fines and penalties paid to a government for violation of any law, including related amounts forfeited as collateral deposits. Can you file 1040ez online Gift taxes. Can you file 1040ez online License fees. Can you file 1040ez online You cannot deduct license fees for personal purposes (such as marriage, driver's, and dog license fees). Can you file 1040ez online Per capita taxes. Can you file 1040ez online You cannot deduct state or local per capita taxes. Can you file 1040ez online Many taxes and fees other than those listed above are also nondeductible, unless they are ordinary and necessary expenses of a business or income producing activity. Can you file 1040ez online For other nondeductible items, see Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct , earlier. Can you file 1040ez online Where To Deduct You deduct taxes on the following schedules. Can you file 1040ez online State and local income taxes. Can you file 1040ez online    These taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5, even if your only source of income is from business, rents, or royalties. Can you file 1040ez online Check box a on line 5. Can you file 1040ez online General sales taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   Sales taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5. Can you file 1040ez online You must check box b on line 5. Can you file 1040ez online If you elect to deduct sales taxes, you cannot deduct state and local income taxes on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5, box a. Can you file 1040ez online Foreign income taxes. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, income taxes you pay to a foreign country or U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online possession can be claimed as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 8, or as a credit against your U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online income tax on Form 1040, line 47. Can you file 1040ez online To claim the credit, you may have to complete and attach Form 1116. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see chapter 37, the Form 1040 instructions, or Publication 514. Can you file 1040ez online Real estate taxes and personal property taxes. Can you file 1040ez online    Real estate and personal property taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), lines 6 and 7, respectively, unless they are paid on property used in your business, in which case they are deducted on Schedule C, Schedule C-EZ, or Schedule F (Form 1040). Can you file 1040ez online Taxes on property that produces rent or royalty income are deducted on Schedule E (Form 1040). Can you file 1040ez online Self-employment tax. Can you file 1040ez online    Deduct one-half of your self-employment tax on Form 1040, line 27. Can you file 1040ez online Other taxes. 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Can you file 1040ez online 2. Can you file 1040ez online   Possession Source Income Table of Contents Types of IncomeCompensation for Labor or Personal Services Investment Income Sales or Other Dispositions of Property Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Effectively Connected Income In order to determine where to file your return and which form(s) you need to complete, you must determine the source of each item of income you received during the tax year. Can you file 1040ez online Income you received from sources within, or that was effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within, the relevant possession must be identified separately from U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online or foreign source income. Can you file 1040ez online This chapter discusses the rules for determining if the source of your income is from: American Samoa, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), Guam, or The U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online Virgin Islands (USVI). Can you file 1040ez online Generally, the same rules that apply for determining U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online source income also apply for determining possession source income. Can you file 1040ez online However, there are some important exceptions to these rules. Can you file 1040ez online Both the general rules and the exceptions are discussed in this chapter. Can you file 1040ez online U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online income rule. Can you file 1040ez online   This rule states that income is not possession source income if, under the rules of Internal Revenue Code sections 861–865, it is treated as income: From sources within the United States, or Effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States. Can you file 1040ez online Table 2-1 shows the general rules for determining whether income is from sources within the United States. Can you file 1040ez online Table 2-1. Can you file 1040ez online General Rules for Determining U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online Source of Income Item of Income Factor Determining Source Salaries, wages, and other compensation for labor or personal services Where labor or services performed Pensions Contributions: Where services were performed that earned the pension Investment earnings: Where pension trust is located Interest Residence of payer Dividends Where corporation created or organized Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. Can you file 1040ez online Where property is used Sale of business inventory—purchased Where sold Sale of business inventory—produced Allocation if produced and sold in different locations Sale of real property Location of property Sale of personal property Seller's tax home (but see Special Rules for Gains From Dispositions of Certain Property , later, for exceptions) Sale of natural resources Allocation based on fair market value of product at export terminal. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 863-1(b). Can you file 1040ez online Types of Income This section looks at the most common types of income received by individuals, and the rules for determining the source of the income. Can you file 1040ez online Generally, the same rules shown in Table 2-1 are used to determine if you have possession source income. Can you file 1040ez online Compensation for Labor or Personal Services Income from labor or personal services includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, employee allowances and bonuses, and fringe benefits. Can you file 1040ez online It also includes income earned by sole proprietors and general partners from providing personal services in the course of their trade or business. Can you file 1040ez online Services performed wholly within a relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, all pay you receive for services performed in a relevant possession is considered to be from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online However, there is an exception for income earned as a member of the U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online Armed Forces or a civilian spouse. Can you file 1040ez online U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online Armed Forces. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are a bona fide resident of a relevant possession, your military service pay will be sourced in that possession even if you perform the services in the United States or another possession. Can you file 1040ez online However, if you are not a bona fide resident of a possession, your military service pay will be income from the  United States even if you perform services in a possession. Can you file 1040ez online Civilian spouse of active duty member of the U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online Armed Forces. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are a bona fide resident of a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online possession and choose to keep that possession as your tax residence under MSRRA when relocating with your servicemember spouse under military orders, the source of income for your labor or personal services is considered to be that possession. Can you file 1040ez online Likewise, if your tax residence is in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia before relocating and you choose to keep it as your tax residence, the source of income for services performed in any of the U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online possessions is considered to be the United States and, specifically, your state of residence or the District of Columbia. Can you file 1040ez online Services performed partly inside and partly outside a relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are an employee and receive compensation for labor or personal services performed both inside and outside the relevant possession, special rules apply in determining the source of the compensation. Can you file 1040ez online Compensation (other than certain fringe benefits) is sourced on a time basis. Can you file 1040ez online Certain fringe benefits (such as housing and education) are sourced on a geographical basis. Can you file 1040ez online   Or, you may be permitted to use an alternative basis to determine the source of compensation. Can you file 1040ez online See Alternative basis , later. Can you file 1040ez online   If you are self-employed, determine the source of your income for labor or personal services from self-employment on the basis that most correctly reflects the proper source of that income under the facts and circumstances of your particular case. Can you file 1040ez online In many cases, the facts and circumstances will call for an apportionment on a time basis as explained next. Can you file 1040ez online Time basis. Can you file 1040ez online   Use a time basis to figure your compensation for labor or personal services from the relevant possession (other than the fringe benefits discussed later). Can you file 1040ez online Do this by multiplying your total compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later) by the following fraction:   Number of days you performed  services in the relevant  possession during the year     Total number of days you  performed services during the year           You can use a unit of time less than a day in the above fraction, if appropriate. Can you file 1040ez online The time period for which the income is made does not have to be a year. Can you file 1040ez online Instead, you can use another distinct, separate, and continuous time period if you can establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that this other period is more appropriate. Can you file 1040ez online Example. Can you file 1040ez online In 2013, you worked in your employer's office in the United States for 60 days and in the Puerto Rico office for 180 days, earning a total of $80,000 for the year. Can you file 1040ez online Your Puerto Rico source income is $60,000, figured as follows. Can you file 1040ez online       180 days 240 days × $80,000 = $60,000                 Multi-year compensation. Can you file 1040ez online   The source of multi-year compensation is generally determined on a time basis over the period to which the compensation is attributable. Can you file 1040ez online Multi-year compensation is compensation that is included in your income in 1 tax year but is attributable to a period that includes 2 or more tax years. Can you file 1040ez online You determine the period to which the income is attributable based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Can you file 1040ez online For more information on multi-year compensation, see Treasury Decision (T. Can you file 1040ez online D. Can you file 1040ez online ) 9212 and Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 861-4, 2005-35 I. Can you file 1040ez online R. Can you file 1040ez online B. Can you file 1040ez online 429, available at www. Can you file 1040ez online irs. Can you file 1040ez online gov/irb/2005-35_IRB/ar14. Can you file 1040ez online html. Can you file 1040ez online Certain fringe benefits sourced on a geographical basis. Can you file 1040ez online   If you received any of the following fringe benefits as compensation for labor or services performed as an employee partly inside and partly outside a relevant possession, you must source that income on a geographical basis. Can you file 1040ez online Housing. Can you file 1040ez online Education. Can you file 1040ez online Local transportation. Can you file 1040ez online Tax reimbursement. Can you file 1040ez online Hazardous or hardship duty pay. Can you file 1040ez online Moving expense reimbursement. Can you file 1040ez online For information on determining the source of the fringe benefits listed above, see Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 861-4. Can you file 1040ez online Alternative basis. Can you file 1040ez online   You can determine the source of your compensation under an alternative basis if you establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that, under the facts and circumstances of your case, the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your income than the time or geographical basis. Can you file 1040ez online If you use an alternative basis, you must keep (and have available for inspection) records to document why the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your income. Can you file 1040ez online De minimis exception. Can you file 1040ez online   There is an exception to the rule for determining the source of income earned in a possession. Can you file 1040ez online Generally, you will not have income from a possession if during a tax year you: Are a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online citizen or resident, Are not a bona fide resident of that possession, Are not employed by or under contract with an individual, partnership, or corporation that is engaged in a trade or business in that possession, Temporarily perform services in that possession for 90 days or less, and Earned $3,000 or less from such services. Can you file 1040ez online This exception began with income earned during your 2008 tax year. Can you file 1040ez online Pensions. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, pension income has two components: contributions to the pension plan and the earnings accrued from investing those contributions. Can you file 1040ez online The contribution portion is sourced according to where services were performed that earned the pension. Can you file 1040ez online The investment earnings portion is sourced according to the location of the pension trust. Can you file 1040ez online Example. Can you file 1040ez online You are a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online citizen who worked in Puerto Rico for a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online company. Can you file 1040ez online All services were performed in Puerto Rico. Can you file 1040ez online Upon retirement you remained in Puerto Rico and began receiving your pension from the U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online pension trust of your employer. Can you file 1040ez online Distributions from the U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online pension trust must be allocated between (1) contributions, which are Puerto Rico source income, and (2) investment earnings, which are U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online source income. Can you file 1040ez online Investment Income This category includes such income as interest, dividends, rents, and royalties. Can you file 1040ez online Interest income. Can you file 1040ez online   The source of interest income is generally determined by the residence of the payer. Can you file 1040ez online Interest paid by corporations created or organized in a relevant possession (possession corporation) or by individuals who are bona fide residents of a relevant possession is considered income from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online   However, there is an exception to this rule if you are a bona fide resident of a relevant possession, receive interest from a corporation created or organized in that possession, and are a shareholder of that corporation who owns, directly or indirectly, at least 10% of the total voting stock of the corporation. Can you file 1040ez online See Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 937-2(i) for more information. Can you file 1040ez online Dividends. Can you file 1040ez online   Generally, dividends paid by a corporation created or organized in a relevant possession will be considered income from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online There are additional rules for bona fide residents of a relevant possession who receive dividend income from possession corporations, and who own, directly or indirectly, at least 10% of the voting stock of the corporation. Can you file 1040ez online For more information, see Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 937-2(g). Can you file 1040ez online Rental income. Can you file 1040ez online   Rents from property located in a relevant possession are treated as income from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online Royalties. Can you file 1040ez online   Royalties from natural resources located in a relevant possession are considered income from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online   Also considered possession source income are royalties received for the use of, or for the privilege of using, in a relevant possession, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and other like property. Can you file 1040ez online Sales or Other Dispositions of Property The source rules for sales or other dispositions of property are varied. Can you file 1040ez online The most common situations are discussed below. Can you file 1040ez online Real property. Can you file 1040ez online   Real property includes land and buildings, and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. Can you file 1040ez online The location of the property generally determines the source of income from the sale. Can you file 1040ez online For example, if you are a bona fide resident of Guam and sell your home that is located in Guam, the gain on the sale is sourced in Guam. Can you file 1040ez online If, however, the home you sold was located in the United States, the gain is U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online source income. Can you file 1040ez online Personal property. Can you file 1040ez online   The term “personal property” refers to property (such as machinery, equipment, or furniture) that is not real property. Can you file 1040ez online Generally, gain (or loss) from the sale or other disposition is sourced according to the seller's tax home. Can you file 1040ez online If personal property is sold by a bona fide resident of a relevant possession, the gain (or loss) from the sale is treated as sourced within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online   This rule does not apply to the sale of inventory, intangible property, depreciable personal property, or property sold through a foreign office or fixed place of business. Can you file 1040ez online The rules applying to sales of inventory are discussed below. Can you file 1040ez online For information on sales of the other types of property mentioned, see Internal Revenue Code section 865. Can you file 1040ez online Inventory. Can you file 1040ez online   Your inventory is personal property that is stock in trade or that is held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Can you file 1040ez online The source of income from the sale of inventory depends on whether the inventory was purchased or produced. Can you file 1040ez online Purchased. Can you file 1040ez online   Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where you sell the property. Can you file 1040ez online Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. Can you file 1040ez online Produced. Can you file 1040ez online   Income from the sale of inventory that you produced in a relevant possession and sold outside that possession (or vice versa) is sourced based on an allocation. Can you file 1040ez online For information on making the allocation, see Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 863-3(f). Can you file 1040ez online Special Rules for Gains From Dispositions of Certain Property There are special rules for gains from dispositions of certain investment property (for example, stocks, bonds, debt instruments, diamonds, and gold) owned by a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online citizen or resident alien prior to becoming a bona fide resident of a possession. Can you file 1040ez online You are subject to these special rules if you meet both of the following conditions. Can you file 1040ez online For the tax year for which the source of the gain must be determined, you are a bona fide resident of the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online For any of the 10 years preceding that year, you were a citizen or resident alien of the United States (other than a bona fide resident of the relevant possession). Can you file 1040ez online If you meet these conditions, gains from the disposition of this property will not be treated as income from sources within the relevant possession for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code. Can you file 1040ez online Accordingly, bona fide residents of American Samoa and Puerto Rico, for example, may not exclude the gain on their U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online tax return. Can you file 1040ez online (See chapter 3 for additional filing information. Can you file 1040ez online ) With respect to the CNMI, Guam, and the USVI, the gain from the disposition of this property will not meet the requirements for certain tax rules that may allow bona fide residents of those possessions to reduce or obtain a rebate of taxes on income from sources within the relevant possessions. Can you file 1040ez online These rules apply to dispositions after April 11, 2005. Can you file 1040ez online For details, see Regulations section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 937-2(f)(1) and Examples 1 and 2 of section 1. Can you file 1040ez online 937-2(k). Can you file 1040ez online Example 1. Can you file 1040ez online In 2007, Cheryl Jones, a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online citizen, lived in the United States and paid $1,000 for 100 shares of stock in the Rose Corporation, a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Can you file 1040ez online On March 1, 2010, she moved to Puerto Rico and changed her tax home to Puerto Rico on the same date. Can you file 1040ez online Cheryl satisfied the presence test in 2010 and, under the year-of-move exception, she was considered a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico for the rest of 2010. Can you file 1040ez online On March 1, 2010, the closing value of Cheryl's stock in the Rose Corporation was $2,000. Can you file 1040ez online On January 5, 2013, while still a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico, Cheryl sold all her Rose Corporation stock for $7,000. Can you file 1040ez online Under the earlier rules, none of Cheryl's $6,000 gain will be treated as income from sources within Puerto Rico. Can you file 1040ez online The source rules discussed in the preceding paragraphs supplement, and may apply in conjunction with, an existing special rule. Can you file 1040ez online This existing special rule applies if you are a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online citizen or resident alien who becomes a bona fide resident of American Samoa, the CNMI, or Guam, and who has gain from the disposition of certain U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online assets during the 10-year period beginning when you became a bona fide resident. Can you file 1040ez online The gain is U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online source income that generally is subject to U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online tax if the property is either (1) located in the United States; (2) stock issued by a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online corporation or a debt obligation of a U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online person or of the United States, a state (or political subdivision), or the District of Columbia; or (3) property that has a basis in whole or in part by reference to property described in (1) or (2). Can you file 1040ez online See chapter 3 for filing information. Can you file 1040ez online Special election. Can you file 1040ez online   For dispositions after April 11, 2005, you can choose to treat the part of gain (or loss) attributable to the time you held the property while a bona fide resident of the relevant possession (the possession holding period) as gain (or loss) from sources within that possession. Can you file 1040ez online Make the election by reporting the gain attributable to the possession holding period on your income tax return for the year of disposition. Can you file 1040ez online This election overrides both of the special rules discussed earlier. Can you file 1040ez online   There are two methods for figuring the gain for the possession holding period, one for marketable securities and another for other types of investment property. Can you file 1040ez online Marketable securities. Can you file 1040ez online   Marketable securities are those actively traded on an established financial market, such as stock in a publicly held corporation. Can you file 1040ez online Under the special election, allocate the gain (or loss) by figuring the appreciation separately for your possession and U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online holding periods. Can you file 1040ez online   Your possession holding period begins on the first day you do not have a tax home outside the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online The gain (or loss) attributable to the possession holding period is the difference in fair market value of the security at the close of the market on the first and last days of this holding period. Can you file 1040ez online This is your gain (or loss) that is treated as being from sources within the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online If you were a bona fide resident of the relevant possession for more than one continuous period, combine the gains (or losses) from each possession holding period. Can you file 1040ez online Example 2. Can you file 1040ez online Assume the same facts as in Example 1, except that Cheryl makes the special election to allocate the gain between her U. Can you file 1040ez online S. Can you file 1040ez online and possession holding periods. Can you file 1040ez online Cheryl's possession holding period began March 1, 2010, the date her tax home changed to Puerto Rico. Can you file 1040ez online Therefore, the portion of gain attributable to her possession holding period is $5,000 ($7,000 sale price – $2,000 closing value on first day of the possession holding period). Can you file 1040ez online By reporting $5,000 of her $6,000 gain as Puerto Rico source income on her 2013 Puerto Rico tax return (and the remainder as non-Puerto Rico source income), Cheryl elects to treat that amount as Puerto Rico source income. Can you file 1040ez online Other personal property. Can you file 1040ez online   For personal property other than marketable securities, use a time-based allocation. Can you file 1040ez online Figure the gain (or loss) attributable to the possession holding period by multiplying your total gain (or loss) by the following fraction. Can you file 1040ez online      Number of days in the  possession holding period     Total number of days  in your holding period         The result is your gain (or loss) that is treated as being from sources within the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online Example 3. Can you file 1040ez online In addition to the stock in Rose Corporation, Cheryl acquired a 5% interest in the Alder Partnership on January 1, 2009. Can you file 1040ez online On March 1, 2010, when she established bona fide residency in Puerto Rico, her partnership interest was not considered a marketable security. Can you file 1040ez online On September 16, 2013, while still a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico, Cheryl sold her interest in Alder Partnership for a $100,000 gain. Can you file 1040ez online She had owned the interest for a total of 1,720 days. Can you file 1040ez online Cheryl's possession holding period (from March 1, 2010, through September 16, 2013) is 1,296 days. Can you file 1040ez online The portion of her gain attributable to Puerto Rico is $75,349 ($100,000 x (1,296 Puerto Rico days ÷ 1,720 total days)). Can you file 1040ez online By reporting $75,349 of her $100,000 gain as Puerto Rico source income on her 2013 Puerto Rico tax return (and the remainder as non-Puerto Rico source income), Cheryl elects to treat that amount as Puerto Rico source income. Can you file 1040ez online Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards The source of these types of income is generally the residence of the payer, regardless of who actually disburses the funds. Can you file 1040ez online Therefore, in order to be possession source income, the payer must be a resident of the relevant possession, such as an individual who is a bona fide resident or a corporation created or organized in that possession. Can you file 1040ez online These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. Can you file 1040ez online See Compensation for Labor or Personal Services, earlier in this chapter, for the source rules that apply. Can you file 1040ez online Effectively Connected Income In limited circumstances, some kinds of income from sources outside the relevant possession must be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in that possession. Can you file 1040ez online These circumstances are listed below. Can you file 1040ez online You have an office or other fixed place of business in the relevant possession to which the income can be attributed. Can you file 1040ez online That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income. Can you file 1040ez online The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. Can you file 1040ez online An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. Can you file 1040ez online The three kinds of income from sources outside the relevant possession to which these rules apply are the following. Can you file 1040ez online Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the relevant possession or from any interest in such property. Can you file 1040ez online Included are rents or royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, outside the relevant possession, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online Dividends or interest from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the relevant possession. Can you file 1040ez online Income, gain, or loss from the sale or exchange outside the relevant possession, through the office or other fixed place of business in the relevant possession, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Can you file 1040ez online Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the relevant possession and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. Can you file 1040ez online Example. Can you file 1040ez online Marcy Jackson is a bona fide resident of American Samoa. Can you file 1040ez online Her business, which she conducts from an office in American Samoa, is developing and selling specialized computer software. Can you file 1040ez online A software purchaser will frequently pay Marcy an additional amount to install the software on the purchaser's operating system and to ensure that the software is functioning properly. Can you file 1040ez online Marcy installs the software at the purchaser's place of business, which may be in American Samoa, in the United States, or in another country. Can you file 1040ez online The income from selling the software is effectively connected with the conduct of Marcy's business in American Samoa, even though the product's destination may be outside the possession. Can you file 1040ez online However, the compensation she receives for installing the software (personal services) outside of American Samoa is not effectively connected with the conduct of her business in the possession—the income is sourced where she performs the services. Can you file 1040ez online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications